Day of Farmer’s Struggles: Family Farm Defenders protesting the CME

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Family Farmers and Allies to Protest Dairy Price Fixing and Global Carbon Trading Outside the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) – 141 W. Jackson – at 12:00 Noon on April 18th Contact: John E. Peck, Executive Director, Family Farm Defenders, (608) 260-0900 www.familyfarmers.org Chicago, Illinois  – To mark Via Campesina’s International Day of Peasant Struggle, family farmers and their allies will converge at the Chicago Mercantile...

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Monday Demonstration in Europe to reclaim right to seeds

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

La Via Campesina mobilized European farmers to demonstrate in front of the European Parliament on Monday. Please read their press release here or an excerpt below: “Farmers mobilize in Brussels: “Reclaiming peasants’ rights over our own seeds” Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 01:34 (Brussels, 20 January 2014) At the start of the year devoted to family farming, which is being called on by the UN to feed the world, peasants...

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Vote the Environment 2012

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

League of Conservation Voters, HeadCount, the band Wilco, and Patagonia have joined together this year to elevate Vote the Environment 2012. We are encouraging people to register to vote, get educated about their candidates’ environmental voting records, and share their stories about the places, wildlife, and outdoor activities they love. Ultimately, we’ll be bringing our environmental values to the voting booth on November 6. Download the...

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Posted by on Dec 3, 2009 in Releases | 0 comments

As Climate Talks Begin, Obama’s Change Mandate in Question (12.03.09) With Copenhagen around the corner and failure of this week’s WTO negotiations, the Obama administration’s international agenda and leadership style are coming under scrutiny. The potential confirmation of controversial former pesticide lobbyist Islam Siddiqui as the U.S. trade representative for agriculture threatens to further undermine this administration’s...

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